Labor Day has been a national American holiday since President Grover Cleveland signed it into law in 1894. Held on the first Monday of September each year, Labor Day was created from the labor movement in the late 1800’s as a holiday to celebrate the American worker. Although the modern Labor Day Holiday focuses less on organized labor as it originally did, the holiday has become an American celebration to the end of summer, and a traditional barbecuing day for most Americans.
Whether you’re an essential worker or working from home during the pandemic, here are a few ways to safely celebrate the three-day weekend this year.
- Backyard barbecue
Grill out from the comfort of your own backyard for a fun, safe way to celebrate with those you live with. Grab a bottle of your favorite Allegro marinade or sauce to add extra flavor to your meal! Here are a few recipe ideas to get your Labor Day meal plan started!
- Picnic at the park
Pack a lunch and head to your local park for some socially distant fun! Make sure to set up at least six feet away from others and thoroughly sanitize picnic tables should you choose to use one. Bring bikes for a bike ride, pack sports equipment, set up some yard games, or go on a family hike for a fun activity.
- Weekend on the water
Need to get out of town? Rent cabin and a boat from a marina at a lake close to you for some water fun with the family! Check local sanitization policies to make sure the place you’re staying is following COVID protocols. Cooking meals at home and maintaining distance from other lake-goers make this an easy way to safely vacation. If a staycation is more your speed, set up a slip n slide, sprinkler, or kiddie pool for some water fun in your own back yard that thee kids are sure to love!
- Movie night magic
Hang up a white sheet in the backyard and project a movie for a fun activity you can do at home! Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and Disney Plus offer great movie options if you don’t have any on hand. If you plan on inviting those who don’t live with you, maintain 6 feet distance between chairs and blankets, and wear your mask when you’re not snacking on popcorn!
- Online options
Due to the pandemic, many in person events are being moved online! From festivals to concerts, there are a wide variety of virtual entertainment options for the whole family. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and Disney Plus provide movies, tv shows, and comedy specials. Check out social media platforms for musical performances from local music artists and big stars alike!